Ceann Comhairle, I would like to begin by offering my condolences to the families who have lost loved ones during this pandemic, and to pay tribute to those on the frontlines during this period; our public servants, healthcare professionals, carers, gardai, transport and shop workers, all of whom are doing essential work under incredibly challenging circumstances.

Saturday, 16 May 2020, Garda Síochána Memorial Garden, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Speech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D., Leaders’ Statements, Dáil Éireann, Thursday 7 May 2020...

Good afternoon. This morning, the Cabinet met to decide on the next steps that the Government will take to respond to the Coronavirus Emergency.